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>>> good morning. showtime. comedian stephen colbert appears before congress testifying at a hearing on immigration. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. >> did his tongue-in-cheek performance mock congress or send an important message? >>> out of control. a florida mom arrest and charged with child abuse after egging on her teenage daughter's catfight. and it was all caught on tape. >>> and bailed out. lindsay lohan is free this morning just hours after a judge ordered her back to jail. we'll have the latest episode for the troubled young actress. today is saturday, september 25, for the troubled young actress. today is saturday, september 25, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm amy robach. a lot of people may have thought they were watching "the colbert report." actually, no, it was a real subcommittee hearing in congress. >> i have to tell you. i didn't know whether to laugh out loud or cringe because it was awkward at times. colbert not the
saying. >> not in this case. i'm a little biased because cuomo is a great guy. >>> has stephen colbert delivered his last joke on capitol hill? testimony from the comedian may have banned him from life. >>> a day after her first gubernatorial debate, meg whitman confronts a political firestorm after allegations she knowingly employed an illegal immigrant. first we're bracing for severe weather. here is bill karins with the latest. >> as advertised, a rough morning commute. already have flash flood warnings around d.c. tornado watch from philadelphia southward. new york city not looking pretty. this picture behind me in times square shows it. heavy in and tropical downpours in the city. there's a look at times square. only going to get worse as we go through out the day. this is a 24-hour event. the storm system is located in the carolinas and all of the moisture is coming straight up like this. it's going to rush all the way through the heavy populated areas especially from new york city south wards down through d.c. i mentioned the tornado watch. we do have a tornado warning just sout
'll talk to mitch mcconnell as the senate returns. >>> supreme court justice stephen briar opens bup about what it is like behind the scenes of the supreme court. first, shuttle diplomacy. it has nothing to do with nasa nor the shuttle between washington and new york. it's when a diplomat is traveling back and forth between two different parties. the u.s. was able to get two sides to actually agree to face to face negotiations. today in egypt, one of those subtle diplomacy states and hillary clinton is mediating a second round of those talks. >> she shuttled herself over there. >> our produce wir will be a go between. >> we always get along. send us an e-mail. ♪ [ upbeat instrumental ] [ rattling ] [ gasps ] [ rattling ] [ laughing ] [ announcer ] close enough just isn't good enough. - if your car is in an accident, - [ laughing continues ] make sure it's repaired with the right replacement parts. take the scary out of life with travelers. call or click now for an agent or quote. >>> in an era where it only takes a cell phone to bring a caught on camera moment, first in california meg wh
to your paycheck next year if tax cuts are not extended. stephen moore, senior economic writer for the wall street journal, good morning to stkpwhraou by hill. -- hi bill. >> bill: if you make $50,000 a year, your taxes will go up $2900, starting when, the third week in january? >> january 1, 20 # one. as soon as that clock hits midnight, the new year brings those tax increases. >> if you're making $100,000 a year, your taxes go up $4500. >> yes. by the way, bill, let me just say one thing about this, it depends on how many kids you have, because remember there was a child credit in the 2001 and 2003 tax bill, so this is -- i think those examples you're using are for a family of four with two kids. bill: clarification, it is a family of four, based on our research and our brain room. the president has said he signed eight pieces of legislation already that provide small business tax cuts, and your tax haven't gone up in this administration, your taxes have gone down. is he right? >> well, he's partly right. it's true that he has signed a lot of legislation that's supposed to he
with just a two-point lead. that's where we start with the panel tonight. bring in the panel. stephen hayes, senior writer for "weekly standard." henderson from the washington post. syndicated columnist, charles krauthammer. start with the governor's race in california. steve? >> i thought meg whitman answered the charges pretty decisively and offered to put it back, in fact i think the campaign put out the documents so they have the copy of the 1099. gloria allred didn't introduce much. she had promises and said she could produce evidence and never did it. nicky diaz, the poor woman in question who was here illegally left the press conference for a little while because she was uncomfortable and came back and broke down crying, but didn't seem like she was on the same pages gloria allred. we will find out in the coming days when we see the document or paperwork but it smells like a political stunt. >> it's hard to see how this shakes things up. close race, two point on dividing these folks. you look at the press conference and you wonder why the woman was crying. it looked theatrical and st
who said she was molested in 1995 by stephen when she was 10 years old. it accuses the diocese of negligence for failing to warn parishioners during the '70s that he had already been the target of sexual abuse allegations. he was defrocked in 1987 and pleaded no contest to molestation charges in 2004. >> a san francisco superior court judge today granted a preliminary injunction that temporarily closes a fisherman's wharf-area club where a fatal shooting occurred earlier this year. city attorney dennis herrera filed suit in april against the owners of club suede, located at 383 bay st., seeking to shutter it permanently. herrera cited not only a feb. 7 shooting outside the club that left a 19-year-old richmond man, lawon hall, dead and three others injured, but also prior acts of violence, vandalism, noise and security problems in recent years. will be back as kron 4 continues san francisco makes big steps to get america's cup. alive look at from mt. tam. the return of the fog. what were the facts? fact: march 7, 2000. brown asks voters for new mayoral power to appoint school b
cut. host: he mentioned the stephen colbert testimony. it was written about today in "the washington post." was a good idea? guest: they can ask anybody they want to come to testify. he is from my home state of new jersey. i think he is very humorous but he is also a very intelligent. i think he is a good american. host: what to you think about the march on washington before the election? guest: i hope it is sensible. i hope it is not simply a mock -- we are good at that ourselves. we do not need stewart and colbert. lots of people have marches downtown, so why not them? host: next phone call. caller: i was watching congressman steve pomeroy, one of the so-called leaders of the blue dogs. i was thinking, they should change their name to pomeranian. all they do is yap at your feet and ask for food and they do not really do anything. you are talking about helping the middle class. i always thought the middle class was $100,000 a year. but a republican congressman was on the other day and he says it starts at $75,000 a year. well, median income for a family is $56,000. nobody represents
of the topics i discussed with supreme court justice stephen breyer, when he stopped by to discuss his new book, "making our democracy work." i love the title of this new book. "making our democracy work." that's not only the title of the book, but your mission. and you believe for that to happen, people need to understand our institutions and be engaged with them. >> yes. >> how do they do it? >> the first step is to know what it is we do. how your legislature works. how your governor works. how your mayors work. >> you also said something of a mystery. that we built up in our tradition, the norm that when the supreme court decides something, the public tends to follow. >> there's a history in this country, of bad events and marvelous events. and over time, it's led to a general acceptance of the court, of having the last word on most constitutional issues, even when they are wrong. >> that was really tested on the idea. when you were sitting on bush v. gore, the 2000 election, you wrote at the time, you were against it. it was a self-inflicted wound that hurt the court. you also point out, an
's emergency rescue of the auto industry. stephen, good morning, i apologize, i was running. >> running is good for you. >> running in and out. why did you write this book? >> because i thought this was an enormous accomplishment by the obama administration. a singular accomplishment for which there was a beginning, a middle and almost an end and i thought the country deserved to understand. >> you're a guy who does not need the money, you do not need the attention, you don't need trouble and you know that you have talked about some of the things in this book that are going to capture some headlines and as a smart guy, you knew those would capture attention. did you think about it? >> i thought people would take a look at the book in its entirety. it was not some effort to telltales or talk out of school. >> but you do include some anecdotes of some interactions that you had with some key members of the administration. rahm emanuel denies some of the things that you say he said in the book, but one thing in particular you talk about buy it was important to bail out gm is that there were thousan
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